Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. With a premier psychiatry clinic in Castle Hills and additional locations in locations in the Stone Oak, Southside, and North Star neighborhoods of San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz, and Live Oak, Texas, Derin Patel, MD, and the team evaluate and manage anxiety and depression with a combination of medication and therapy. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that affect your mood, self-esteem, and ability to enjoy life. Without an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, these conditions can interfere with your personal and professional life.
Anxiety causes excessive fear, worry, or dread. While everybody feels anxious sometimes, individuals with a clinical diagnosis often experience these unwanted feelings in response to everyday situations, like leaving the house or meeting with friends.
Depression is a mood disorder that affects your thoughts, actions, and behaviors. If you have depression, you may feel persistent sadness or hopelessness. Depression can also cause physical changes, such as weight gain and headaches.
Studies show that 20-70% of individuals with one of these mental health conditions also have the other.
The team may evaluate you for anxiety and depression if you experience any of the following:
With an office dedicated to mental health care in Castle Hills, the team performs comprehensive evaluations for anxiety and depression.
There is no single test for anxiety and depression. The team reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to rule out underlying conditions. If your symptoms align with another condition, they may order blood work and imaging scans to investigate.
Diagnosing anxiety and depression requires an open and honest conversation between you and the team at Hillside Primary Care. During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms. They may evaluate your mood, behaviors, and visual appearance to diagnose a mental health condition.
Managing depression and anxiety involves a multifaceted approach to care that may include:
The team can develop your personalized care plan and adjust as needed to help you manage anxiety and depression.
Call Hillside Primary Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about anxiety and depression.